Implants in Salinas
Implants are an option to replace missing teeth.
A dental implant is an option to replace a missing tooth. In this procedure, a small titanium shaft is surgically implanted into the bone and allowed to heal. The bone grows around it forming a tight connection, which additionally slows or stops the bone loss that occurs when the root of a natural tooth is missing. Once the implant is firmly set in the mouth, the dentist then works to attach the replacement tooth onto the top of the implant. This permanent solution has advantages over bridge work as it does not require prepping the surrounding teeth for support.
Implants can also be used to support as an implant bridge and replace multiple teeth. This is an alternative to partial dentures, and has several advantages. First, there is no adjustment period since the implants are just like teeth, so they are easy to get used to. Second, there is no discomfort or difficulty in eating. Third, and best of all, they are permanent and can’t be removed.
Implants are an ideal long-term solution for the replacement of one or more tooth. Implants protect the jawbone and keep your face and mouth from sagging or losing their shape. Dental implants keep your smile looking, feeling, and functioning just as natural teeth would.